Jigar Jogia


Dr. Jigar Jogia

Zayed University

Academic City


United Arab Emirates


Membership of professional bodies:

2011 –Present Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society

2013 –Present Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority)

2015 –Present Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society

2016 - Present Membership Advisory board for the British Psychological Society

2017 – Present Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

2015 – Present Editorial board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences

2016 - Present Editorial board: OBM Neurobiology

2016 - Present Editorial board: OBM Geriatrics

2017 – Present Editorial board: EC Neurology

2017 – Present Editorial board: Journal of Neuroscience and Brain Imaging

2017 – Present Editorial board: Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Jigar Jogia


I completed my PhD in the field of Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London in 2010. As a research fellow and chartered psychologist at the IoP, I specialised in mood disorders and psychosis.

I spent some time at the University of Birmingham working on a neurology based project aiming to improve the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke patients using a technology-based rehabilitation system and investigating brain structure and function. At Birmingham, I won the Post-Doctoral Career Development Competition.

I received the European Psychiatric Association Rising Star award in 2007 and the Samuel Gershon Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder in 2011 in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research.

My research and lecturing career continued at Aston University, which I joined and won the prestigious Vice Chancellor's Fellowship in 2013. At Aston, my research focuses on employing advanced neuroimaging and neuroinformatics techniques to explore cognitive measures in the brain/brain based disorders, and to develop diagnostic tools.

I went on to work in Industry as a psychological marketing executive working with a range of clients in finance, healthcare and education. I have developed and delivered workshops for NHS England incl. Dudley and Walsall MH partnership trust. More recently as Associate Professor in Psychology at the American University in Dubai I led the development, accreditation and launch of an undergraduate psychology program.

Currently I am Associate Professor in Psychology at Zayed University in Dubai.

You can find my ResearchGate profile here or my ORCID profile here.


Comorbidities Associated With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents at a Tertiary Care Setting

Global Pediatric Health (2022)

Undergraduate teaching assistantships: exploring career readiness and relationality among Emirati students

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning (2021)

Psychological vulnerability as an integral component of comprehensive vulnerability assessment: informing policy and practice in disaster risk reduction. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion (2020)

On the neural basis of word reading: A meta-analysis of fMRI evidence using activation likelihood estimation. Journal of Neurolinguistics (2019)

Perspective on Neurobiological and Clinical Early Indicators of Mild Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. OBM Neurobiology (2017)

Towards person-centered neuroimaging markers for resilience and vulnerability in Bipolar Disorder. Neuroimage (2017)

Culture and the psychological impacts of natural disasters: Implications for disaster management and disaster mental health

The Built and Human Environment review (2014)

Examination of the predictive value of structural magnetic resonance scans in bipolar disorder: a pattern classification approach. Psychological Medicine 5 (2014)

Independent modulation of engagement andconnectivity of the facial network during affect processing by CACNA1C and ANK3risk genes for bipolar disorder. JAMA Psychiatry (2013)

Sex differences in bipolar disorder: a review of neuroimaging findings and new evidence Bipolar Disorders 14 (2012)

Frontopolar cortical inefficiency may underpin reward and working memory dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder

World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 13 (2012)

The impact of the CACNA1C gene polymorphism on frontolimbic function in Bipolar Disorder

Molecular psychiatry 16 (2011)